News & Events

April 7, Sunday

Book Discussion Group will meet following coffee hour. We will discuss Chapter VII of A Letter of Private Direction.

The Knitting ministry meets following coffee hour.

April 11, Thursday
Lunch Bunch follows the 10 am service. As we finish up this cold weather, we are still enjoying our homemade soup and sandwiches.  And we always have a tasty dessert.  We hope to see you there and be sure to bring your friends. If you need a ride, call the church office at 442-2911. (Tue – Thurs AM)

April 13, Saturday
Church School from 11 am to 1 pm. (date change due to Holy week). Join Mary Gerisch for a fun time of Bible stories, crafts and making lunch together. Please call Mary at 802-379-6311 if you are interested in attending.

Schedule and description of Holy Week Services

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April 28, Sunday
Vestry Meeting at 12 noon

Pastoral Care Meeting follows 10 am serviceGrab your coffee and a treat and meet us in the Guild Room as we pray together, review the prayer chains and plan for Lunch Bunch. If you, your family or friends need prayers, rides, food or someone to visit, please let us know by calling Nancy Bower at 447-0119 or Emily Kennedy at 442-5300.

April 29, Monday
Meet the three candidates for Bishop of Vt  https://www.bishopsearchvt.org/finalists. 
There will be an opportunity to meet the candidates in person at Zion church in Manchester from 10 am to noon.

Announcements

The Ministries Team list is being revamped. We are currently looking for people who are interested in being added to the team of ushers for Sunday services. Please contact Donna Lauzon or Fr. Justin at the church at  442-2911 if you want to be added to our list.

Please sign up for 1st Sunday of the month birthday celebrations.

St Peter’s is looking for angels who wish to contribute to our parish children’s spiritual future by helping to sponsor a child caretaker/nursery teacher so that parents can participate fully in our church services. We’d like to find a qualified person through one of the local colleges, perhaps a student who can earn credit for this work.

Habitat for Humanity is looking for qualified home buyers. Call 802-367-1000 or email  [email protected]

Food Shelf Items:
The BROC food/household ministry for next week is canned meat and toothpaste. Please put items in the shopping cart at back of the sanctuary. Any additional items are always appreciated. Thank you.

Food for our Freezer– The days are getting colder and many in our community are in need of a warm meal. Please consider making an extra dish this season to give to those in need. Please date and label your food items and place in freezer- proof packaging . Thank you.

If you have changes to the updated Parish Contact List please contact Donna in the office.

Rector’s Office Hours ( Wednesday 2 to 5 pm)  is a time when Fr. Justin is available without prior appointment. He may be called away in  emergency situations and then office hours may be canceled.  If possible please call to  make an appointment.

Thank you for using the compost bucket in the kitchen!  We are saving a lot of food from the landfill and are creating great ingredients for our spring garden soil.  All food scraps and paper towels, napkins,  should go into this bucket and then it can then be emptied into the bin outside the kitchen door. Please continue to help our Mother Earth by returning food to the earth!

Photo/Image Policy for St Peter’s Church:
The Vestry would like folks to re-read the church’s photo policy. Parents have to sign an “opt in” form in order for us to use children’s photos in print and on-line. Adults  have to sign an “opt out” form if they do not want their picture to be published. The policy and forms are on the bulletin board.

Send your announcements to [email protected] to be included in the weekly email and to promptly have your information on this web site.Go to the Diocesan Events Calendar for state-wide events.

Click here for the  Mountain e-News , the Diocesan newsletter or you can find printed copies on the little table outside the rector’s office.

SOLAR POWER FOR
ST. PETER’S

On March 17 we presented a deposit to Bhima Nitta of  Power Guru to begin work on our solar array!

 

Bennington Banner article on St Peter’s Solar Project January 28, 2019

The people of the parish of St Peter’s Episcopal Church express great gratitude to our neighbors from the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship across the street.  These neighbors presented St Peter’s with $600 toward our solar project!

What a wonderful gift from our friends and neighbors at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship – Jerry Byrd presents Fr….

Posted by St. Peter's Episcopal Church on Sunday, February 10, 2019

An opportunity for investment in free, green solar power

Over the past year a  group of people have been hatching a plan to use the rooftop of St. Peter’s Parish Hall for a solar array.

Working with Power Guru Solar Systems of North Bennington, our plan is to use our hall rooftop as a platform for solar panels for St Peter’s use, lowering our electric bill to nearly zero.  PLUS, we will offer our remaining roof space for panels to be sold (or leased) to one or more local non-profit agencies helping children and families in the community.

If you are interested in hearing more to  support this effort you can email  St. Peter’s  Church.  We look forward to knowing that you, also, are someone who supports a better plan and a better world.

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An interactive discussion on interfaith harmony and sustainable peace was held at Zion Episcopal Church in Manchester on February 23 in honor of the United Nations Interfaith Harmony Month. The discussants were the Rev. Justin Lanier from St Peter’s in Bennington, Ms. Sahar Al-Shlani from Al-Khoei Foundation of NY, and Cantor Buckner, Israel Congregation of Manchester.
The event was organized by Yvonne Lodico, Yale Alum Non-profit Alliance Vermont chapter, and the Rev John Mitchell rector of Zion.

Please use the compost bucket in the kitchen. All food scraps should go into this bucket and then it can then be emptied into the bin outside the kitchen door. Please help our Mother Earth by returning food to the earth!

Photo/Image Policy for St Peter’s Church:
The Vestry would like folks to re-read the church’s photo policy. Parents have to sign an “opt in” form in order for us to use children’s photos in print and on-line. Adults  have to sign an “opt out” form if they do not want their picture to be published. The policy and forms are on the bulletin board.

If you are Hospitalized
Because of the HIPAA laws, hospitals are not allowed to notify the Church of your admission. Please call the Church to let us know that you have been admitted to the hospital

Send your announcements to [email protected] to be included in the weekly email and to promptly have your information on this web site.

Go to the Diocesan Events Calendar for state-wide events.

click here for the Mountain e-News , the Diocesan newsletter or you can find printed copies on the little table outside the rector’s office.

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Fr. Justin, Bishop Tom 
and the children